• 19
    Dec

    Goldman Sachs leads $15M investment in Indian fintech startup ZestMoney

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    One of America’s largest banks has just poured some money to help millions of Indians without a credit score secure loans and make purchases online for the first time in their lives. Bangalore-based ZestMoney announced today that it has raised $15 million from Goldman Sachs and existing investors Naspers Fintech, Quona Capital, and Omidyar Network. Lizzie Chapman, co-founder and chief executive of ZestMoney,  told TechNewsApi ...
  • 19
    Dec

    Paige raises $45M more to map the pathology of cancer using AI

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    One of the more notable startups using artificial intelligence to understand and fight cancer has raised $45 million more in funding to continue building out its operations and inch closer to commercialising its work. Paige — which applies AI-based methods such as machine learning to better map the pathology of cancer, an essential component of understanding the origins and progress of ...
  • 19
    Dec

    Xilis believes cultivating micro-tumors may hold the key to more effective cancer treatments

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    Despite near-miraculous advances in the treatment of cancer in the U.S. and around the world, the disease remains the second leading cause of death in America. The problem is that every manifestation of the disease is unique to the patient that is afflicted by it, because everyone’s body is actually different. Most cancer treatments are determined by their ability to ...
  • 19
    Dec

    Airbnb is a platform not an estate agent, says Europe’s top court

    Airbnb  will be breathing a sigh of relief today: Europe’s top court has judged it to be an online platform which merely connects people looking for short term accommodation, rather than a full-blown estate agent. The ruling may make it harder for the ‘home sharing’ platform to be forced to comply with local property regulations — at least under current regional ...
  • 19
    Dec

    Mental health startup eQuoo joins UK’s NHS app library, closes in on seed round

    UK-based mental health startup eQuoo has become the only game in the UK’s National Health Service App Library and is set to shortly close it’s seed funding round. The app is an emotional fitness game that aims to teach healthy psychological skills. The NHS announcement means a UK doctor can now formally refer eQuoo to their patients to improve their mental health ...
  • 18
    Dec

    Europe’s space agency just launched a satellite to study planets outside our solar system

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    The European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite early this morning, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket that took off from the Guiana Space Center in French Guyana. Atop the Soyuz is the so-called “Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite” (CHEOPS for short) that will deploy to orbit around Earth, where it’ll have a better view of nearby stars that we’ve previously determined have ...
  • 18
    Dec

    How 2020 can be a tipping point for women in STEM

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    As we welcome 2020 with ambitions set high for greater diversity and inclusion in the workforce, it provides us with an opportunity to reset our goals for the year ahead. Girls in Tech is committed to leveling the playing field for women in STEM, helping tens of thousands of individuals every year achieve their greatest professional potential. I founded the organization ...
  • 18
    Dec

    Indian education startup Byju’s turns profitable

    One of India’s biggest tech startups is no longer losing money. Education tech startup Byju’s on Tuesday posted a net profit of $2.8 million on revenue of $188.8 million in the financial year that ended in March this year. During the same period, Byju’s revenue increased to $208 million, from $73.2 million a year ago. The eight-year-old Bangalore-headquartered startup, which ...
  • 17
    Dec

    Google has fired another worker-activist

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    Google  has fired another worker-activist, Kathryn Spiers. Spiers, who worked on the platform security team, was generally tasked with writing code for browser notifications to automatically notify employees or guidelines and company policies while surfing the web. According to Spiers, Google fired her because she created a browser notification to educate her colleagues about their labor rights. What prompted Spiers to ...
  • 17
    Dec

    1-800 Contacts buys the at-home eye exam provider 6over6 Vision

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    New developments in sensor technologies, computer vision and machine learning technologies are combining to drive medical diagnostics further into the home and the latest company to make a move to push services deeper into the home is the online contact lens retailer, 1-800 Contacts. The Utah-based company has acquired 6over6 Vision for an undisclosed amount. Based in Israel, 6over6 Vision, previously raised $15 ...